Oyo state government on Thursday organised a training programme for desk officers to gain proficiency in preparing error-free estimates.
Alh. Siju Lawal, the Commissioner for Establishment and Training said the ministry is ready to sanction schedule officers in charge of preparation of establishment estimates in government ministries, department and agencies; whose lack of skills, impedes the promotion of staff in the state’s civil service.
Delivering a keynote address at the opening ceremony of the 2-Day sensitisation programme on the preparation of error-free 2022 establishment estimates for desk officers in charge of establishment estimates in ministries, department and agencies, Lawal said it is crucial for the officers to upgrade their skills for better public management.
Speaking further at the training programme held at the Simeon Adebo Staff Development Center, State Secretariat, Ibadan, he charged participants to pay rapt attention and contribute meaningfully in the course of the training.
“We are here this morning to refresh our memory and sharpen our skills on the preparation of error-free 2022 establishments estimates, the second of its kind in the history of the state.
“You will recall that at the maiden edition of this programme last year, I informed you that this sensitisation programme will be conducted every year.
“We saw some changes in the returns on establishments estimates submitted by MDAS following the conduct of the 2021 sensitisation programme. As you all know, the largest Dom in the world is the room of improvement.
“We strongly believe that there would be considerable top in the 2022 Establishments Estimates that would be prepared and submitted by MDAs after the year’s sensitisation programme”, Alh. Lawal said.
Lawal further noted that the training is geared towards sharpening the skills of the participants as part of efforts by the present administration in the state, to swiftly depart from the old order of personnel budget, to a more realistic approach in line with the ideals of new public management.
Earlier in his welcome address, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Establishment and Training, Mr. B. A. Adeyanju expressed optimism that the skills acquired will further enhance the performance of schedule officers in charge of establishment estimates in ministries, departments and agencies of government.